Sunday, November 30, 2008

Some Very Stylish Pregnancies

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As my stomach--and more accurately, the little girl inside of it--continues to grow, it is becoming more and more difficult to find clothes that are both stylish and comfortable. But pregnancy doesn't have to mean sweats and baggy t-shirts, and all the women above are proof of that. Granted, all these celebrities are certainly working with a bigger budget, but I do think it's possible for anyone. I kind of love the last picture of Kate Moss just because it shows that even she let that lovely elastic waistband hang out occassionally. Thank God for leggings because I've been living in them recently. I'll post pictures if/when I finally get a camera :)



And wow, talk about following in your mother's footsteps...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Fall! by exquisite decay

In the spirit of the holiday, I made this set on polyvore.com. It's such a cool site! You can make different style-related collages (whether it be fashion, interior design, etc.) and publish them for all to see. They have a bunch of pictures available to choose from, but if there's an image you have in mind, you can upload that, too. In regards to fashion, it's like having your dream wardrobe to play with, except unfortunately, I don't actually own those YSL Tribute boots or that cool Gap anorak (go Gap!). I just started an account today and already created four sets. It's sooo incredibly addicting.

Ch-ch-check it ouuuut.


Hope you had a happy holiday :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Well would you look at that :)


Soooo, here are two glimpses of the lovely little girl who is currently residing in my stomach! Sorry for the poor quality; I just took pictures with my phone because I don't really have a camera. Yes, I'm pregnant! I'm coming up on week 22, and I already love her to death. It's a connection that I felt immediately upon seeing her heartbeat on the sonogram screen for the first time over three months ago. Though I'm currently trying to decide between parenting and adoption, my feelings towards her will never be broken. The thing is, I'm just not positive that at eighteen, I'm best suited to be her mother. All I want is what's best for her. She deserves a wonderful life, whether or not that life is spent with me.

Regardless, she's pretty darn cute :) Getting this ultrasound done was really entertaining actually. The first thing the technician saw was the baby sticking her tongue out! She kept moving all around, so the lady was having a really tough time getting all of the pictures that she needed. She said it was one of the most active babies she had seen in a long time. (My friends have predicted that she was doing everything from exercising to modeling to moshing.) At first, she said there was no way to tell the baby's sex since its foot was lodged up in its crotch blocking EXACTLY what we wanted to see. That flexible little bugger. However, by the time the doctor came in, the leg had moved slightly, revealing that it's (most likely) a girl!


Oh, and when is this little beauty planning on making her worldwide debut? April Fool's Day!! (No, seriously.) She's a little trickster already :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Why Hello, Mrs. President!!!

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In the spirit of the election and our new first family, I thought Michelle Obama deserved some major kudos for some of her lovely fashion choices throughout her husband's campaign. Though I wasn't that crazy about the dress she wore for Barack's victory speech last night, I've been pretty impressed overall by her choices. Besides from being an inspirational woman in general, I think she dresses pretty well. She's one of those rare women who look comfortable and classy in whatever they're in. You can tell that she knows what works well for her body, so she sticks to those silhouettes without being boring. Ladylike dresses and skirt suits become modern with the use of some great accessories, such as bold necklaces. I really loved the floral Thakoon dress she wore to the Democratic National Convention (second row, second picture from right). Yet she doesn't depend on designer duds all the time, as proof from her jcrew.com ensemble on Jay Leno. I don't know, I just feel that she illustrates everything positive about the position of first lady. She's smart, she's got her own style, and she knows how to speak for herself. She's not one to blend in to the background, and I respect that. Hey, just because her husband has been elected 44th President of the United States doesn't mean he should get all the attention :)

I know it's cliche, but here's a closer look at the correlation between the styles of Jackie Kennedy and Michelle Obama. Maybe I just have a thing about first lady style; I saw an exhibit of Jackie's clothes at the Corcoran Gallery in, like, 2001 with my stepmom (a Kennedy fanatic) and it was sooo cool.